A traditional leader in Mwinilunga district in North-Western province has appealed to government to construct more high schools in his area.
Senior chief Kanongesha of the Lunda speaking people said Luawo High School, which is the only school in his area, was not enough to cater for the growing population in his and the surrounding chiefdoms.
He observed that it would be difficult to attain to the 2015 millennium development goal on quality education if more schools are not built in the area.
Luawo High School is owned by the Catholic Church.
He was speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today.
“I am appealing to government to construct more high schools in my chiefdom to cater for the growing population,” he said.
Senior chief Kanongesha however commended government for the strides it was making towards reviving the education sector in the country.
Recently, President Michael Sata announced that government would accelerate the construction of 52 secondary schools and upgrade 220 basic schools to secondary schools countrywide.